Southern Ontario Glider Group Inc.




a Charter Club of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada


Field Set Up at Sod Farms

On sod farms, our land use agreements with the property owners preclude the installation of permanent field markings that could otherwise provide visual cues for setting up equipment on the field. Therefore on any given day, the field set up must be established by the first flyer to arrive, based on launching into the prevailing wind direction, and observing specified safety set-back distances, and specified no-fly zones. The set up should also anticipate the placement of additional hi-starts and/or winches as other flyers arrive.


All flying activity at SOGGI flying sites, whether by members or guests, is governed by the following documents. As a condition of club membership, club members are required to be conversant in these guidelines, and to follow their provisions at all times:

1. Applicable Model Aeronautics Association of Canada's Safety Documents (MSD's). The MSD 2 - Retrieval Key identifies the particular MSD's that apply to each type of aircraft and activity.

2. Applicable Model Aeronautics Association of Canada Policy & Procedure Documents (MPPD's)

3. SOGGI's Club Flying Field Guidelines which amongst other things, identifies equipment set up requirements, no-fly zones, safety set-back distances, and provides specific information applicable to each permitted aircraft type for SOGGI's sod farm and slope sites.

Click on MAAC Website to obtain the current version of all Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) documents.

Click on the SOGGI Club Flying Field Guidelines for the current version of this document.

Guest Flyers

If you are not a SOGGI member but you wish to fly at a SOGGI flying site, please Contact us beforehand. One of our members will be happy to host your visit, to ensure that you have a safe, welcome, and productive time with us. Thank you. We look forward to your visit.

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